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the scientific study of social relationships and phenomena.


/so·ci·ol·o·gy/ (so″se-ol´ah-je) the scientific study of social relationships and phenomena.


Etymology: L, socius + Gk, logos, science
the study of group behavior within a society.


n the study of group behavior within a society.

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Q. i suffer from fear of heights ... is there any sociological way to treat it and make it less effective?

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As such, for purposes of this paper, and to distinguish the social constructionist approach discussed in this paper from other social constructionist formulations, the qualifier sociological will be added to the term social constructionism so as to maintain the focus on this distinctly sociological preoccupation with social organization and social order.